French: Anabate à tête striée German: Ockerkinn-Baumspäher Spanish: Trepamusgos cabecirrayado
Subspecies and Distribution
T. v. klagesi
(Hellmayr & Seilern, 1912) – N Venezuela (Coastal Range from Carabobo E to Distrito Federal).
T. v. tachirensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1958 – Andes of W Venezuela (SE Lara, SW Táchira).
T. v. magdalenae
Meyer de Schauensee, 1945 – W Colombia (W Andes in S Chocó, E slope of C range in Antioquia and SW Huila, and E Andes in Santander).
T. v. sclateri
Berlepsch, 1907 – W Andes of SW Colombia (Valle S to Nariño).
T. v. virgaticeps
Lawrence, 1874 – W Andes of NW Ecuador (Carchi S to Pichincha).
T. v. sumaco
Chapman, 1925 – E Andes in S Colombia (W Caquetá, E Nariño) and N Ecuador (W Napo).
22–23 cm; 61–65 g. Rather large Thripadectes with relatively little streaking. Nominate race has blackish brown face with pale dull buff shaft streaks,... read more
Song described as series of emphatic notes, “chup, cheyp-cheyp-cheyp-cheyp-cheyp…”. Call a fast,... read more
Montane evergreen forest, locally ranging into second growth. Mostly 1300–2100 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; also, an Anolis lizard recorded, and other small vertebrates may also be taken. Forages singly or in pairs, rarely... read more
Active nests in Apr–Aug in W Colombia; nestlings in Jun, Oct and Dec in Ecuador. Presumably monogamous. Nest a shallow platform of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout range. Occurs in Henri Pittier National Park, in Venezuela, and La Planada Nature Reserve, in Colombia.
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